WWE hit with a lawsuit stemming from a traffic incident.
According to PWInsider, a lawsuit was filed against WWE in the Circuit Court for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in Hillsborough Circuit, Florida on June 12 by Jackson Parsons.
Parsons alleges he was severely injured in a traffic accident from July 22, 2019 involving a WWE-owned vehicle. Parsons alleges a van rented by WWE that was being driven by a WWE employee and prop expert, Gaitan Thomas, "who was on the job at the time" was involved in a motor vehicle accident with Parsons, who was riding a bicycle.
Parsons claims he “suffered physical injuries, pain-and-suffering, disability and the inability and loss of the capacity to lead and enjoy normal life, inconvenience, disfigurement, scarring and mental anguish.” He also cited “suffered physical injuries, pain-and-suffering, disability and the inability and loss of the capacity to lead and enjoy a normal life, inconvenience, disfigurement, scarring and mental anguish," while saying his injuries and suffering are permanent. He also claimed he has incurred past medical expenses and will incur future medical expenses on account of the motor vehicle accident, and that he has suffered “a loss of earnings and earning capacity, both in the past and in the future."
He noted medical expenses are already up to $171,430.38 and cited a loss of earnings, past and future, estimated at $75,036.00 to $100,048.00 while projecting his future medical expenses in the amount of $314,850.00.
He is seeking 76,500.00 for pain and suffering, mental anguish and inconvenience as well as $401,500 for future pain and suffering. The court filing notes that in December 2020, Parsons demanded a settlement demand, in writing, for the amount $1,064,328.38 and that they are well above the threshold of $75,000 required by the court for this type of civil action.
Fightful will continue to update fans on the lawsuit as more is known.